“As Those Fabulous Dragons Teeth…”

“The enemy of most authors is not piracy but obscurity.” — Dave Charest About a year ago, I experienced what some might describe as a moment of clarity, one of those points where your perspective changes and you find yourself unable to go back to the way it was before. […]

Il Terribile Pescecane

In which I relate how I got my Big Break . . . and why I let it go.

“The Third Day Comes a Frost…”

Cold times here in the midwest — single digit temperatures and below, arctic winds, and lots of grumpy people. And when the sun does shine, it’s a brittle, cheerless light.

So, of course, I’m loving it.

The Bones of Time and Other Diversions

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with birthdays and holidays and various little things eating up my time in dainty bites so small you hardly notice until there’s nothing left but the bones. Speaking of which, this film is either brilliant or disturbing. Or both. Either way, I want […]

Strangers When We Meet

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” — Anais Nin Been back home for a week or so — well, going on two weeks now — and I’ve been following up with the handful of contacts, leads, and introductions I made while at […]

After the Ball is Over…

Friday night, I’m meant to connect up with all sorts of interesting and famous people. Seriously famous people. You’ve heard of them. But they ditched us. Alas. Which turned out just fine by me. I got to eat my first (and only) proper meal of the weekend and have a […]

But for the Grace

Well. This is what it’s like: A big convention hall filled with booths, books and people everywhere. Thousands of them. It’s overwhelming sometimes and, eventually, all that I have left are little slices of memory and anecdote… …stormtroopers in full regalia, posing for pictures with anyone who asked… …the gorgeously […]